Celtic v Hamilton, Ross County v Aberdeen, Partick Thistle v Hearts, St Johnstone v Kilmarnock, Motherwell v Dundee, Dundee Utd v Morton and Inverness v Rangers. With David Currie.
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Let's start with a burl around the grounds.
John Barnes, Fir Park, a lot happening? A dominant display by
Dundee has Vergne 5-1 in front. Zak Jules with an own goal after seven
minutes. It looked like quite a level game. Mark O'Hara chipped in
to make it 3-1. Craig Wighton blasted in number four for Dundee
before Marcus Haber got a double in the last few seconds of the period.
As often happens with a side so dominant, it is Dundee 5-1
Motherwell. The bottom club are in action at Celtic Park. Richard
Wilson is there for us. Celtic are in complete control of this
scoreline. They have scored twice. They have come from Moussa Dembele.
In the first half, a lovely pass of individual skill. He lifted the ball
in over the net of the goalkeeper. Kieran Tierney was tripped. Leigh
Griffiths is now coming off the bench to make his return to the
side. Scott Davies next, he is watching Aberdeen in second place
against Ross County. They are leading by a goal to nil. Who else,
it is Adam Rooney. Two good chances leading by a goal to nil. Who else,
to score. Ross County have played pretty well but if you don't take
your chances then you pay a penalty. I don't know what he was doing but
he miscued an attempt and Rooney was lurking to get a deflection on it to
have Aberdeen leading by a goal to nil with a chance to move nine clear
of Rangers. Lets see who is at Firhill. Partick Thistle two,
thing-macro nil. Heart of Midlothian were looking for a response. Partick
Thistle totally deserving of their 2-0 lead. There was sloppy
defending. Liam Lindsay has made it 2- 04 Partick Thistle, firing in
from close range. The player was sent off for mouthing at the
referee. It sounds like a good day for Kilmarnock. Kilmarnock would
dominate. They went ahead after Mackenzie's first goal. The Saints
keeper beat down Kris Boyd free kick. It was salmon ahead who put
Kilmarnock ahead a few minutes ago. Zander club will not be happy. --
Clark. Second versus fourth in the Championship. Charlie Mann is it
Tannadice. Morton have the lead at Tannadice. A terrific goal for David
Gill though. They are really doing a number on Dundee United in this
match. United pushing hard for an equaliser but Jim Duffy's side are
holding on at the moment. If they could win this game they will go
second in the Championship, testament to the excellent work. A
big game at the bottom of the table. Brace yourselves, Steven Thompson.
Over two Chip. To is noisy and nervous but it is marvellous for St
Mirren. They lead this game by a goal to nil. John Sutton timed his
run to perfection, cracked the offside trap. I thought he had gone
wide but he got the ball in from an incredibly narrow angle. It is a
huge scoreline. If they win this they will cut the gap on Ayr United
by five points. But Ayr United are battling back. The attendance 10,000
217. Nearly half the crowd have come down from Paisley. There is ten
minutes to go. That is a huge scoreline but it does not come
anywhere near close to the Fir Park scoreline. Stephen? It is quite
incredible to be honest with you. The Motherwell defending in that
first half was an absolute joke. As well as Dundee played, Motherwell
conceded 17 goals in the last four games. It is not acceptable. It has
been dreadful. I think it will be very difficult for Mark McGhee to
survive this. The fans will be on his back and rightly so. At home
Dundee have only won twice on their own. It was only a few weeks ago
they lost by seven goals. Is this the worst defeat? Guess,
because it is at home and it is one of the teams who are around them in
the lead. It is not one of the so-called stronger teams like
Rangers. It is a team they should be on parity with. Don't take anything
away from Dundee, they had a great result against Rangers last week. I
think Marcus Haber has made a big stance since he came to Dundee. He
is a physical presence and he has scored a couple of goals and he will
be looking for a hat-trick. Mark McGhee under scrutiny, so to Ian
Castro. 2-0 down. They have been poor. I have watched that again
today. There is a lot of work to go on at Tynecastle. Ian Castro has a
big job. They were second and playing decent football and now they
are going backwards. They are lucky St Johnstone are losing or they
could find themselves in fifth place. To mention some -- St
Johnstone losing, Kilmarnock are 2- up. An incredible opening goal from
Rory McKenzie. It was an absolutely special goal. I am really pleased
for Lee McCulloch. I hope he takes the job on a full-time basis. To the
top two now, we usually start at the top and work our way down but we
have been doing them in reverse order. Aberdeen Alpes on up against
Ross County and Adam Rooney on the scoresheet. Ross County have been
giving a good account of themselves. If you look at all the goals of the
weekend, there has been a catalogue of errors right through every single
game. Zach Jewels has been dreadful for Motherwell. Stephen Anderson,
Andrew Davies goes on the wrong foot for the goal for Aberdeen and Zander
Clark, it has been a really poor day for goalkeepers and offenders. We
don't know what is happening there. We have not got pictures coming in.
It is fairly predictable that Moussa Dembele opens the scoring. Hamilton
have not won. When you go to Celtic Park or one of the bigger clubs, can
you get to 0-0 at half-time to frustrate the crowd? The weekend's
other Premiership match was played last night.
It was the club at the bottom against the team in third place.
Inverness, who hadn't won a game since October, at home to Rangers,
who had taken just one point from their last three matches.
It turned out to be a Black Friday for the away team.
You made the journey up their, Steven? Road-macro a defence if the
state gives them this opportunity for defence in the second-half
Rangers battled back into the game. Interesting penalty. There was a
yellow card for this challenge. A good finish. Inverness grabbed the
bull by the horns and won penalty. There was an opportunity to win the
game when you are at the bottom of There was an opportunity to win the
the league, you're never going to There was an opportunity to win the
get a better chance than this to get all three points. However, real
moment of inspiration from Billy McKay. Credit McKay for that. What a
superb overhead kick. A goal worthy of winning any game. You can see
what it means to Richie Foran and Inverness. It was not all over for
them. There was still one moment in the match. There was a call for a
penalty kick. It hits his chest and it hits his hand, certainly hits his
hand on the way out. Rangers may find themselves a bit unlucky. What
a way to mark the 1000th match for Caley Thistle. They have got a
point. Caley, you showed them last week and there was a bit of
determination about them. Hamilton are losing today. The Accies have a
really tough game. There is a run for the Accies. We can hear what the
Caley Thistle manager Richie Foran had to say when he spoke to our man.
I didn't think we would get another chance. I would have been happy with
a draw but with the likes of Billy McKay on your team who can score
a draw but with the likes of Billy from anywhere, one chance and one
goal. It is a wonderful finish, an overhead kick, of the post as well,
makes it feel more special. You have talked about belief and the faith
you have in the players, you must have confidence that you can really
kick on from this result? Of course, I have said this all along, huge
desire and hunger. We showed a lot of quality tonight, particularly
with the two finishes. We have been a long time at the bottom of the
table. Weaker players would have crumbled. There is a huge desire,
hunger, bravery. We kept the positives. We knew the results would
be coming. We have two fine results against two top teams, Rangers and
Hearts. Things are looking up for Caley Thistle. Not so Rangers. We
hear news of the mystery adviser that Graeme Murty has got. I don't
know, it is a mystery to me! I don't know if Allan knows anything. It was
a strange thing for Graeme Murty to say. You heard Richie talk about
character. He showed so much character in the game. That was the
one thing that was missing, character. There were three games
against Hearts, Rangers and Celtic. A lot of people said will they get
any points out of these three games? They have already got four which is
a big surprise. I think Celtic is too far.
Now there's one Championship match this evening.
It's the team at the top of the table against the team in sixth.
Hibs at home to Dunfermline, It kicks off at 5:15
but our reporter, Brian McLauchlin, is already in position
You'll hear more of him throughout the match on Radio Scotland later,
Good evening, David. Many of the Hibernian fans are still celebrating
the cup success. Not so manager Neil Lennon who has emphasised promotion
to the top flight 's Scottish football is the number one priority.
The current league form has them heading back to the Premiership,
unbeaten after 11 games and with a healthy lead at the top of the
Championship. Two changes made for dumb firmly. Andrew shinny and
Humphrey. Hibernian have had one defeat in 14. Despite the good run
of form they are ready four points of the relegation play-off spot.
Allan, chance for Hibs to increase their lead at the top? I would
expect kids to go and beat them. It will be a tough game. A quarter past
five kick off. I expect Neil Lennon's side to kick on. I think
they will win the league by ten points plus. Raith Rovers, Ayr
United, Neil Lennon expressing his opinion. You thought it was
tactical. Genius. He wanted to give them a wee rocket before the cup
game and certainly worked! John McGuinness's performance in
particular? John was outstanding. Hibs were excellent, all over the
party. We touched on this in the Derby. When Hearts won the cup in
2012, there were new players. Then there was a manager who had never
managed at Easter Road and it showed with the experience.
At the bottom, St Mirren are looking good, too -- zero away to Ayr United
in a match they had to win. It was a must win game. -- 2-0 away to Ayr
United. If they had lost, it would have been curtains. As good as. It
is a massive show of character from St Mirren. Dundee on course for a
good result at Motherwell in the Premiership this afternoon. Can you
update as? It is still 5-1. How often have we seen a team being
dominant in the first 45 minutes and then failing to add to their tally
in the second period? That has happened for Dundee. Motherwell have
made a better impression on the second, but a double from Marcus
Haber, another from Craig Wighton, Henrik Ojamaa, and an own goal from
Zak Jules gives Dundee at 5-1 lead. Zak Jules with the -- Louis Moult
with the only goal for Motherwell. Let's go to Celtic Park. Celtic
should be the up. They are leading 2-0 through goals from Moussa
Dembele. It has been a pretty slow pace in the second half. Gary
Mackay-Steven has seen running shot saved. The only thing for Hamilton
to cling onto was a penalty claim. The attacker went down under a Scott
Brown challenge, but the referee said it was a dive and he was shown
a yellow card. Onto Pittodrie, where Scott Davie is
keeping us updated on Aberdeen against Ross County.
Adam Rooney's 17th goal of this season is separating the sides with
a few moments ago. Aberdeen on the counterattack in the transfer Miles
Storey. He hits it over the bar end into the richer Donald stand. He has
come on as a substitute. It probably would have been Jayden Stockley, if
he had been fit, but he damaged his shoulder against Kilmarnock last
week. Miles Storey has not made much of an impression. Ross County will
be frustrated if they lose this game. They have defended well. A
lapse of concentration by the captain, Andrew Davies, is why they
are drilling and looking at the points return of just four from the
last 24 available. Let's get the latest from Firhill
Stadium. It is 2-0. The Hearts head coach, Ian Cathro, looking for a
response after that dismal Edinburgh derby defeat. It has not come this
afternoon in Glasgow, Kris Doolan opening the scoring for Partick
Thistle, his 98th goal of all time for Partick Thistle. It looked like
he would get more in the first half. He had a couple of opportunities to
reach 100, but it did not happen. Hearts were woeful, Lennard Sowah
looking like a fish out of water centre-half. There has been a
dismissal for two bookable offences. Partick Thistle are deserving of the
three points this afternoon. Let's go to McDiarmid Park. It looks
like Kilmarnock are heading for all three points away to St Johnstone.
We are into stoppage time. St Johnstone have not had much punch.
They have just had an effort over the bar from Chris Kane. It was a
Rory McKenzie goal in 35 minutes, and then a header from Conor Sammon
at the far post which to easily beat the keeper in my opinion. That is
the score at the moment and this is how it looks like it will finish.
We can go back to Pittodrie. It is full time between second placed
Aberdeen and Ross County. Let's hear how it finished. It was
1-0. The old football cliche that the good teams manage to win some
are even when they're not playing well, that was the case for Aberdeen
today. They have not been at the level they have been at recently,
but it is still ten victories in the last 11 games. Nine points ahead of
Rangers, 14 ahead of Hearts, 15 ahead of St Johnstone in the race
for second place. I think it is pretty much race over but I do not
imagine Derek McInnes will give us that point of view at the end of
this match. Adam Rooney with a flick in the six yard box. It was a ball
played in by Kenny MacLean. Andrew Davies, the Ross County captain,
should have cleared. He got himself in a muddle. No clean sheets in the
last 11 games for Ross County. They defended well and lost Paul Quinn at
the end, their central defender, to injury at half-time. It did not
help. They passed up good opportunities. Andrew Davies Miss
two opportunities. Craig Curran sent on over the bar. They go to
Tynecastle in midweek. Aberdeen go to Hamilton on Tuesday and can
extend their lead over their rivals if they get a victory.
1-0. Much less close-run at Fir Park and the match between Motherwell and
Dundee. It is all over. Yes, it is 1-5. It
all started with Zak Jules, with an own goal after only seven minutes
when he headed over the top of his own keeper, Craig Samson. Louis
Moult level things up midway through these first-half, but Dundee went on
a scoring run, Marcus Haber, then Mark O'Hara adding the third. Craig
Wighton got on the act before Marcus Haber got his second on half-time.
Motherwell were booed off at the interval. They were better in the
second half with Craig Clay having shot saved by Scott Bain, but
Motherwell in the midst of our relegation battle after this 5-1
thrashing Dundee. Dundee maintained their spot in the
top six. We're going to McDiarmid Park. St Johnstone against
Kilmarnock has finished. Let's hear about that. All over. 2-0
Kilmarnock. It was impressive performance against shot shy St
Johnstone. Boyd tested Zander Clark as early as the fourth minute with a
free kick. The goal was only delayed. Kilmarnock went into the
lead after Rory McKenzie's 12 minute effort, speculative shot from 35
yards that went over the head of the Saints keeper, Zander Clark.
Kilmarnock should have added more. There was an effort which Kris Boyd
got in with a free kick, which was beaten away. Conor Sammon had a 20
yard shot an 80 minutes. In the second half, since only effort from
the first half, on 60 minutes. They struggled. They were shot shy. Conor
Sammon put it beyond doubt on 71 minutes. He nodded down the cause.
The keeper was slow to get to it, I minutes. He nodded down the cause.
thought. It went past him at the far post.
Did you like I pretended I did not know I was on screen when I was
listening? Definitely I will be listening to
Charlie Mann now with news of Dundee United and Greenock Morton.
1-1. One point apiece, probably about right in the way the game went
at Tannadice. There was brewing around the stadium at half-time
because Morton were in front, taking the lead on 39 minutes, Lee Kilday's
fourth goal of the season. The corner from Ross Forbes was deep
into the box, and Lee Kilday had lots of time. In the second half,
United change things. They went for it and equalised an 83 minutes from
a corner. Mark Durnan was the score, his fourth of the season as well. I
am not sure he knew how you scored it. Ping-pong in the box and the
ball ricocheted against the defender, against the legs of Mark
Durnan and into the net. It finished 1-1. It is as you were in the league
standings, but the big winners could be Hibs, who are playing this
evening. At Firhill Park this afternoon, the
big winners were Partick Thistle. Yes, 2-0. It was a dreadful
disappointing performance from Hearts. The headlines will be about
Ian Cathro again. This was a great performance this afternoon from a
three points desperately first stop three points desperately first stop
-- desperately. Kris Doolan came up with the goods again today, scoring
early on to put Partick Thistle on the road to victory, turning smartly
in the box to hook Lee Sharpe into the net. He could have got a
hat-trick in the first half, which would have taken into a century of
Partick Thistle goals. Some smart goalkeeping from Hamilton kept him
at bay. Hearts were not in this match. Lennard Sowah moved to
centre-half from centre back. match. Lennard Sowah moved to
looked like a fish out of water and the Hearts defending was hesitant.
They were toothless upfront. They were much more toothless when
Goncalves got himself sent off. The first booking was for motoring off
to the referee, the second for a late challenge. That was the last
thing that Ian Cathro's side needed. Liam Lindsay got the second goal,
the least that Partick Thistle deserved. A great three points
following up their victory last weekend against Hamilton. Putting
the derby day disappointment behind them was the task for Ian Cathro's
Hearts today. They have not done that. Back to the
Championship and Chick Young. He was watching the match between Ayr
United and St Mirren. The great escape key beyond. St
Mirren have cut the gap at the bottom of the Championship to five
points with a 2-0 victory over Morton -- over Ayr. Second-half
goals from John Sutton and Lewis Morgan gave the Paisley club hope.
They still have a game in hand over their relegation rivals. John Sutton
timed his run to perfection to break the offside trap. There was a news
-- there was a nervous period first million before Lewis Morgan got
another, with a break. The St Mirren support was fantastic today, almost
half the crowd. They have left the stadium believing St Mirren can
produce a miracle, the great escape at the bottom of the Championship.
Lots of work to be done. Ayr will say, we are still five points ahead.
It is going to be dramatic. My heart is pumping.
That is a good thing. Take it easy. We will listen to Richard Wilson,
who was watching Celtic against Hamilton, top against bottom.
It was 2-0 to the side of the top, Celtic's impressive march towards
the title continues. They were not that there are buyers today compared
to other towns this evening -- this season, but Moussa Dembele was
impressive on his own, opening the scoring with a well taken individual
goal, spinning away from us Donati before lifting a shot into the
corner of the net from 25 yards. The second goal came when Kieran Tierney
was brought down inside the penalty box by Massimo Donati. Moussa
Dembele scored the penalty. Celtic are top of the table and Hamilton
are bottom. At the end of the game, immanent Revista ahead turned out by
Craig Gordon. The bottom six looks to be
separating. They were all bunched up, but you're looking at Ross
County, Motherwell, Inverness and Hamilton. Yes, great results for
Partick Thistle and Inverness. Hamilton have a really difficult
five games coming up, albeit one is in the cup. Ross County are not in a
great run. They have not won a match this year. Motherwell as well,
conceding goals for fun. Inverness have momentum. Four points in the
last to make the game. They will play Celtic in midweek and that will
be difficult, but they have momentum if they want to get out of this. It
be difficult, but they have momentum is looking bad for Motherwell. Yes,
the goals they're conceding, the lack of fight in the team. To lose a
home game 5-1 is unacceptable. I will be interested to hear what Mark
McGhee says post match. He must be under massive pressure. It is not
good enough. He will be shell-shocked, lost for words. He is
never lost for words. He was after the Rangers game. This is a tough
managerial period for Mark McGhee. He has got to turn it around. The
managerial period for Mark McGhee. Motherwell fans will be spitting
feathers. To lose five goals against a team that you should be in and
around in the lead at home, it is dreadful. Three points away from the
bottom with the worst goal difference. Stephen
McManus was injured for today's game. He is an experienced player
for them. He has been playing well they have been haemorrhaging goals.
Yes, no excuses. It is the lack of defending. Dreadful. So cheap. At
the top of the table, Aberdeen, it victories from nine. They have had a
great weekend with Rangers losing last night, Hearts and St Johnstone
losing. Aberdeen are nine clear of Rangers, 23 goals ahead of them.
They are basically ten ahead of Rangers. First is gone and second is
almost gone as well. The top six almost selects itself apart from the
last spot, between Dundee, Partick Thistle and Kilmarnock. There are
only 56 points between Ross County on them. There is a long way to go.
The first five are set in stone. Partick Thistle had been creating
chances and not taking them for a long time. Now they are getting
among the goals. -- among the goals. Kris Doolan is a good player. I like
Partick Thistle, and Alan Archibald is a good manager. They have a good
team. Right, time for the classified results round-up.
The Inverness Caledonian Thistle Rangers match was played last night.
To -- two matches have been postponed because of the weather.
Time now for a look at the league tables.
A huge win for Dundee. At the bottom of the table, Hamilton dropped to
the bottom after Caley Thistle's 2-1 win over Rangers last night.
Motherwell and Ross County, it is looking a bit dicey for them.
Livingston's match was postponed today. Alloa Athletic are now nine
points behind them. Stenhousemuir's game was postponed.
Another win for Chelsea. Their game is postponed this weekend. Tottenham
Hotspur played tomorrow. Liverpool play Leicester on Monday. The bottom
of the table looks like this. Leicester City dropping into the
bottom three. Brighton Hove Albion have a chance
to unseat Newcastle United, they are still to play this weekend. A big
gap between Rotherham United and the others at the bottom of the
Championship. Right, folks, we have time to hear
from the biggest winner of the day perhaps, Paul Hartley Dundee spoke
to John Barnes after their 5-1 win at Fir Park.
How pleased to which you with your team's performance today? Yes, in
the second half, we told them at half-time to make sure not to
concede any goals. Sometimes when you have a commanding lead that
concede any goals. Sometimes when happens but all in all the players
were outstanding. It was good for the players leading up to the goals?
We had some good combination play. It was pulled off today. The overall
team performance again was excellent.
I am always getting Fir Park and Firhill confused! Paul Hartley does
not seem elated with that win? He is playing it cool. That is a wonderful
result for him. It was the same team last week who beat Rangers and today
thrashing Motherwell, that is absolutely hammering. They are a
team who have not been scoring a lot of goals? They have struggled this
season and they have missed two star strikers from last season but I do
like the look of Haber. I think he brings a lot to the team. They were
talking about giving directives to him. It certainly worked. He scored
two goals and run the Motherwell defence ragged. With the points
going to Motherwell. Young Craig Whyte and is an excellent prospect
so good to see him getting a game. A good win for Partick Thistle at Fir
Park! My worry is after listening to Ian Cathro, there is no reaction
today. The fans are rightly saying can he inspire the team or the
players? If they played Peterhead midweek it will be difficult to get
them up. But to go to Easter Road against your local rivals who are
the cup holders, a 20,000 sell-out and you cannot get the players up,
that is a real worry. A great weekend and a great period it has
been for Aberdeen, Steven? Odds on they will finish second? I think
they will, I don't think that is in doubt. Eight wins from nine. Week
after week they are bringing on substitutes who are making an
impact. They score a lot of eight goals but it shows you the strength
of their squads that they can make the big substitutions and matches.
The goal they scored today was fortuitous. Terrible defending from
Andrew Davies. But it ricocheted off Shinny's leg and went in. They will
claim it, you always do. They won the game. Today they did not play
all that well but they won the game. Lovely stuff.
Almost time for us to bid you good night.
I'll tell you what's coming up first.
Tomorrow night Jonathan Sutherland is here,
of all the weekend's Premiership action.
That is at six o'clock on BBC Two Scotland -
Just one showing - for the Results Show -
and let's face it that's probably enough.
We're back next week at 4.10pm on BBC One Scotland.
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Off The Ball's Saturday Supplement - with Tam Cowan and Stuart Cosgrove.
I'm indebted to our guests - Steven Thompson and Allan Preston.
Introduced by David Currie.
Reports and results from around the country in the SPFL. In the Premiership, Brendan Rodger's Celtic host Martin Canning's Hamilton, Ross County are in the Granite City to face Aberdeen and Hearts travel to Glasgow to take on Partick Thistle at Firhill. Elsewhere, St Johnstone play Kilmarnock in Perth and Fir Park in Motherwell is the destination for Paul Hartley's Dundee side. In the Championship, Morton head to Tannadice to play Dundee Utd. Plus action from Friday night's Inverness versus Rangers match.